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Is there a rising demand for industry lecturers in higher education?

Is there a rising demand for industry lecturers in higher education?

Industry experts at the top of their careers are increasingly branching out into a parallel career in lecturing, owing to the great demand for their skills and the opportunity of broadening their experience. Locally and…

Personal Development
How to save your first CV from the recycle bin

How to save your first CV from the recycle bin

You spent hours crafting your first CV, showcasing your school years, qualifications and experience, but employers don’t even give it nine seconds of attention before moving on to the next one. Although the job market…

Personal Development
Why distance learning changes face of sector with the help of technology

Why distance learning changes face of sector with the help of technology

Prospective students are increasingly opting for distance learning as a first choice, with the sector experiencing strong growth as a result of its harnessing of technological advancements. Educational technology has taken the distance and isolation…

Personal Development
Lack of space at public universities needn’t spell end of degree dreams

Lack of space at public universities needn’t spell end of degree dreams

Every year in January, the media reports extensively on the desperate situation in which thousands of matriculants find themselves – that of having qualified for entry into a degree programme, yet not being able to…

Personal Development
What to do now that you’ve graduated and need a job

What to do now that you’ve graduated and need a job

Hundreds of thousands of newly graduated young people from the Class of 2016 are currently considering their next steps. While the obvious next step is throwing themselves into the business of searching for work, there…

Training & Development
Why blended learning is a great future fit strategy

Why blended learning is a great future fit strategy

A key buzzword at the moment in the education space is “blended learning”, but very few people would have heard this term before the higher education crisis forced the hand of public universities to introduce…

The #1 reason employers are rejecting your CV

Having a good qualification and a great track record provide compelling reasons for employers to consider a candidate for a position, but many with those crucial qualities never even make it to the interview list…

Teenage career choice not a lifelong ball-and-chain

Number-crunchers estimate that a person will change careers about five to seven times during their lifetime. Often, these changes will occur within the same discipline, meaning the issues that forced a person to re-assess their…

Technical skills are not enough

With SA’s unemployment figures at their highest in eight years, and in an ever more competitive job market, technical proficiency in a chosen field is no longer enough to help a graduate land a job…

Hiring Process
What are the 7 deadly soft skill fails?

What are the 7 deadly soft skill fails?

Hiring managers have revealed the top seven soft skills they look for on applications and during interviews. Many graduates continue their struggle to find suitable employment, despite their achievements in the classroom. Often, they are…